If you have discovered the wonders of a silk pillowcase, the next most important thing is to learn how to take care of them. The delicate fabric needs to be looked after to keep it feeling soft and fresh.

Firstly, you must always read the garment’s care labels. The way you wash silk garments may differ from piece to piece so make sure you follow the guidelines on the label. Luckily, at Jasmine Silk, or silk pillowcases are machine washable at 30 degrees, making caring for silk pillowcases quick and easy.

Machine Wash

Remember, you should only machine wash your silk pillowcase if the care label says you can. If it is machine washable, follow these simple steps below to keep your silk pillowcase as good as new.


1. Turn your silk pillowcase inside out.

2. Place your silk pillowcase in the washing machine and set it on a cool cycle with a maximum water temperature of 30C.

3. Use a gentle detergent that is suitable for washing silk.

Hint: For the best results, use a detergent that is specially formulated for washing silk such as Tenestar.

4. When washed, air-dry your silk pillowcase in the fresh air but out of direct sunlight.

5. Place back on your pillow and enjoy!

Things to Avoid:

  • Don’t use detergent containing enzymes or bleach that will damage your silk pillowcase.
  • Avoid putting your silk pillowcase in the tumble dryer. If you must, make sure you use a cool setting as high temperatures will cause damage.

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Ivory Housewife Silk Pillowcase

Stain Removal/Spot Treatment

What you use to remove stains from silk pillowcases depends on the type of stain. To find out, read our blog post that details how to remove different stains from silk. For general stains, here is a simple step-by-step guide.


1. Treat the stain as soon as possible. It is much more difficult to remove a dried stain from a silk pillowcase.

2. Mix together a gentle stain remover by using lukewarm water (no higher than 30C) and a tablespoon or two of lemon juice or white vinegar.

3. Test your solution on a hidden area of the pillowcase, to make sure you aren’t going to damage it further.

4. If you’re ready, gently dab the stain with your solution using a clean, uncoloured cloth.

Hint: Do not rub or scrape the stain.

5. Dab again with water to rinse off the cleaning solution.

6. Leave to air-dry out of direct sunlight.

After you have removed the stain, you may need to wash your silk pillowcase as normal to remove it completely. If you’d like to treat yourself to a new silk pillowcase, we offer a wide range of machine washable silk pillowcases for you to explore, take a look at them here: